At Nelson Mandela’s funeral early Sunday, South African President Jacob Zuma pledged to continue in Mandela’s footsteps. “We have to take the legacy forward,” he said.
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Now that Nelson Mandela has been buried what lies ahead for South Africa? Marcus Mabry, editor at large for the New York Times and formerly Newsweek’s Johannesburg Bureau Chief on what South Africa will be like without Mandela. Continue reading
President Barack Obama delivers a speech during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013. Credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — In the hours before President Barack Obama arrived at a Johannesburg soccer stadium to honor … Continue reading
President Barack Obama eulogized one of his heroes, Nelson Mandela, Tuesday in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by Herman Verwey/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images JOHANNESBURG — Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator … Continue reading
Tens of thousands of mourners gathered at a Johannesburg stadium to mark the death of Nelson Mandela. President Barack Obama joined other world leaders in attending the memorial and eulogizing the former leader of South Africa. Gwen Ifill discusses the event with Charlayne Hunter-Gault, special correspondent for NBC News. Continue reading
In 1990, Johnnetta Cole was tasked with honoring Nelson Mandela on behalf of participating schools of the United Negro College Fund. Jeffrey Brown talks to Cole, now director of the National Museum of African Art, about personally presenting Mandela with a quilt and what the former South African president has meant to her. Continue reading
A child holds a candle during Sunday service on a national day of prayer for Nelson Mandela on Dec. 8, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Credit: Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Across the rainbow nation Sunday, South Africans poured into … Continue reading
BY JESSE WASHINGTON, AP NATIONAL WRITER The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression — and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela’s iconic power. … Continue reading
Carlos Santana remembers Nelson Mandela during an interview with chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown at the Smithsonian Museum for African Art.